Kayaking

Credit: Rebecca A.
Credit: Rebecca A.

The MYC Kayaking program organizes approximately six to eight kayak paddles each summer in the bays, ponds, rivers, and streams of Cape Cod. Rich Simpson and Mark McManus lead the group, but others in the group take charge of leading individual paddles, researching tides and routes and leading the group on the water.

 

Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs, i.e. life-vests) are required equipment. The trips are typically 3 to 5 miles and a couple of hours in duration, with a mid-paddle stop for a rest and snack. The schedule is publicized club-wide, but you need to be on the MYC Kayaking email list (myc.kayaking@gmail.com) to receive last-minute notices of changes or cancellations due to wind or weather. The group does easy to easy-intermediate paddles, and only when the weather and wind forecast is very good.

 

Some of the group's past kayak trips are posted on the Past Kayak Trips page, for the benefit of club members who want to do these trips on their own.

 

2022 Kayak Adventures

June 8 - Wednesday, Morning - Upper Mill and Walker Ponds

                      Leaders: Ruth and Jay Tichenor

 

June 13 - Monday, Morning - Herring River

                        Leaders: Doug & Jan Fields

 

June 20 - Monday, 10:00 am - Meetinghouse Pond/Arey's Pond

                       Leaders: Maryellen & Bob Lorefice

 

June 28 - Tuesday, Morning - MillPond-Intro/Easy

                        Leader: RichSimpson

 

July 6 - Wednesday, 11:15 am - Nauset Harbor/Nauset Beach Orleans

                       Leader: Bill Kyle

 

July 19 - Tuesday, 10:00 am - Freshwater ponds

                       Leaders:  Fortin

 

August 8 -  Monday, 9:30 am - Muddy Creek/Monomoy River

                       Leaders: Mark & Mimi McManus

 

August TBD - Upper Pleasant Bay

                        Leaders: Bob & Joanna Noonan

 

August 18 - Thursday, 10:00 am - Barnstable Harbor/Sandy Point

                       Leaders: Michael & Margaret Tompsett

 

August 22 - Monday, 10:00 am- Sipson Island

                       Leaders: Clark/Simpson

 

Late August/early September TBD - Pleasant Bay

                        Leaders: Bill Benjamin